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Sophia H.

Santa Rosa, CA

$50/hour

Let's Make Chinese and Singing Fun to Learn!

In-person lessons
Great Tutor
— Clinton, Cotati, CA on 6/1/15

$50/Hour


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Guangxi Arts College
Music, Singing , Language
Beijing Normal University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Guangxi Arts College (Music, Singing , Language)

Beijing Normal University (Graduate Coursework)

About Sophia

I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese over 25 years and I am a native speaker of the standard Beijing dialect of Mandarin Chinese. I have a BA from China Beijing Normal University, in Languages, and a Bachelor of music. I teach all levels and use a wide variety of methods for teaching, matching the students with what is most effective for their learning style and goals. I typically teach one-on-one with the student in my home office, giving Mandarin lessons for children, adults, individuals and small groups; beginning or advanced levels.

I am a very experienced tutor with more than 25 years as a Mandarin teacher/ tutor for both children and adults. Students always love being in my class as I teach with patience and understanding, but have clear expectations about the proper way to speak, read and write and creating a personalized lesson plan tailored to your needs. With personalized individual instruction, you'll learn as much as you want in Chinese Language and culture. I am interested in helping you build up your Chinese skills in a most enjoyable way. I will provide an interesting lesson plan for each different level of students. the ages of my students vary from 3 years to 68 years old.
who seek to learn quickly conversational and written Chinese (Mandarin and spoken Cantonese). My lesson plan is as follows: I teach basic Chinese Pinyin and standard pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and conversation level. I speak English, standard Mandarin and Cantonese.

I look forward to tutoring in my area of expertise which is Chinese. I am sure that my students will be very pleased not only in improving their grades but also learning a new language for life.
I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese over 25 years and I am a native speaker of the standard Beijing dialect of Mandarin Chinese. I have a BA from China Beijing Normal University, in Languages, and a Bachelor of music. I teach all levels and use a wide variety of methods for teaching, matching the students with what is most effective for their Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95404
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Clinton, Cotati, CA on 6/1/15
Music:
Voice (Music)
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

I was born and lived in Nanning, China until immigrating to Canada in 2008 and the U.S. in 2012. I have spoken Mandarin and Cantonese all my life. After receiving Bachelor Degrees from two outstanding Chinese Music Colleges and Universities, I performed as a primary classical singer for a leading Chinese performance orchestra for nearly 15 years and as a singing teacher and coach for the last 26 years. At college, I was required to learn to speak Mandarin perfectly to continue on my career as a classical singer. As a professional singer and teacher, I was required at the age of 26 to pass a high level Mandarin examination. I finished at the very top in China, obtaining a grade of 95%. My lessons are highly individualized and directed to the level of my students. My students always comment that my patience, passion and honesty help them achieve speaking, singing and performing levels that they never imagined possible. I start every new student with an honest appraisal of their starting point as well as their potential. I am very outgoing and try to understand fully each student’s aspirations and dedication.

Voice (Music)

I am a versatile singing teacher, vocal coach and professional performer with over 26 years of extensive background in performing and teaching in China and Canada. I am an outgoing and passionate teacher now providing singing lessons, vocal coaching and performing instruction.

After receiving Bachelors' Degrees from two outstanding Chinese Music Colleges and Universities, I performed as a primary singer for a leading Chinese performance orchestra for nearly 15 years. I also won major national and regional singing competitions throughout China, including First Place in the most important national competition. Additionally, I performed extensively as a classical soloist in theaters, concert halls and clubs, both in China and Vancouver, British Columbia, where I immigrated in 2008.


Although I was trained in classical singing, I have enjoyed teaching and coaching many musical and performing styles for over 26 years in China, Canada and now in Northern California, my new home. My special focus has been on 10 to 35 year old singers and performers, although I have enjoyed teaching and coaching Classical, Opera, Pop, Country and Musical Theater to a wide range of students.

Guangxi Arts College
Music, Singing , Language
Beijing Normal University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Guangxi Arts College (Music, Singing , Language)

Beijing Normal University (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor

I have just started learning Chinese and the tutoring sessions really help. I am learning pronunciation, Pinyin, and hopefully some writing. If you are just starting to learn Chinese (Mandarin) I would highly recommend a strong understanding of Pinyin. If you are just trying to learn a few phrases for a vacation to China you may not need to know Pinyin.

— Clinton, Cotati, CA on 6/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sophia will travel within 20 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95404.